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NWA 9980 MCO-DTW 744 Today!  
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1795 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

Anybody out there know why this is being operated with a 744 today??? Its on FlightAware. My guess is its extra capacity for Christmas holiday rush...Great opportunity to catch a domestic short ride on a 747 no less!

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4343 times:

It's not a scheduled passenger flight, but a charter. The only people allowed on-board will be the crew.....and the charter.

[Edited 2007-01-01 21:47:54]


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1795 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

Why is that?? Is it a repositioning flight???

User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Doing Orlando-Madison, WI tonight for the Wisconsin Badgers

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

Saw it land from the US terminal at MCO earlier today. Wondered what in the world it was doing in MCO until I remembered about the Capital One Bowl. It was pretty cool to see an NW 747 at MCO in any case.

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 3):
Doing Orlando-Madison, WI tonight for the Wisconsin Badgers

Why would the badgers need a 747?


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

DC-10 tomorrow from what I heard.

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 5):
Why would the badgers need a 747?

A lot more extra people for bowl games. Not only do you have the team and coaches, but the coaches' families, plus a lot more university adminstration and their families (pretty much every university VP goes down for a bowl game). This compares to the regular season, where it's the team, the coaches (no families, since they leave Friday and back Saturday night) and a few administrators (again, no families).


User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 5):
Why would the badgers need a 747?

Well, theres all of the equipment, band, team, coaches, special passengers, etc. I don't believe there will be fans on this a/c, I know that WN did some Wisconsin charters on Friday for fans.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Its for dem badgers ya know. Der from Wisconsin. Land of Beer 'n Cheese. Ya need extra space for cheeseheads ya know.

Disclaimer: I am a Wisconsinite! Go Badgers!



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 6):
DC-10 tomorrow from what I heard.

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

I heard NW only has 2 DC-10s left, and they're both operating MSP-HNL
is that true?
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineSbagdon From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

I'm hearing there's only two *active* DC-10s (1234 being one of them), but there's others that are still functioning (charters, backups, etc). Supposedly, the DC-10s are still available for charter, after the 1/7/7 HNL retirement.

User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Band: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9980 - 744
Fans: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE207 - D10
Players: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9981 - D10

Craig
MKE



MKE / EYW / LAS - The true trifecta of aviation!
User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
Disclaimer: I am a Wisconsinite! Go Badgers!

I'm glad you added the disclaimer - I was thinking "Jeez hey, he better pipe down a minute, er I'll stick his head in the bubbler."  Wink

ON WISCONSIN!!! CAPITAL ONE BOWL VICTORY!!!



Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineMSNYX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 3):
Doing Orlando-Madison, WI tonight for the Wisconsin Badgers



Quoting Graphic (Reply 5):
Why would the badgers need a 747?

It was for the badger band. The 747 was for the upper class-men in the band and the cheerleaders. There was also a RD 737 for the freshmen band members. I know this because my brother is in the band and I went to the airport to see them land. I took a few pics of the 747 as it is not often that we get them here in MSN.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/1.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/2.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/3.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/23.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/26.jpg

The whole band got on busses and took forever getting to the McClain center to get their luggage, so I drove around downtown and took some pics of the capitol building and also of the world famous state street.



http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/37.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p172/badgers_2007/43.jpg

Quoting 4everRC (Reply 14):
Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
Disclaimer: I am a Wisconsinite! Go Badgers!

I'm glad you added the disclaimer - I was thinking "Jeez hey, he better pipe down a minute, er I'll stick his head in the bubbler." Wink

ON WISCONSIN!!! CAPITAL ONE BOWL VICTORY!!!

GO BADGERS!!!



If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

I also noted on FlightAware that NW operated 9980 BOI-MIA on the 27th with an A330-300. What was that all about?

User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting MSNYX (Reply 15):
There was also a RD 737 for the freshmen band members.

Interesting that they needed another 737 for the freshman band members. Must have been more than Band, Band Staff, and Cheerleaders on that plane. I would find it hard to imagine the band used all 408 seats.(I'm not doubting you since you had a family member on board, but just seems weird) I was a part of a BigTen band and we all always traveled together and never split up flights.


User currently offlineMSNYX From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting Neilalp (Reply 17):
Interesting that they needed another 737 for the freshman band members. Must have been more than Band, Band Staff, and Cheerleaders on that plane. I would find it hard to imagine the band used all 408 seats.(I'm not doubting you since you had a family member on board, but just seems weird) I was a part of a BigTen band and we all always traveled together and never split up flights.

In past years, the band was a lot smaller. This year was the first year that they did not cut anyone, therefore making the band much bigger than an average band. But you are correct that there were band more than band associated people on the plane. As my brother put it, "A bunch of rich old guys who give alot of money to the UW got to sit in first class." I had asked him if he got to sit in first class, since it was international business, and that was his response. So I guess along with the band were a bunch of university donors.



If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2828 times:

Quoting Flynavy (Reply 16):
I also noted on FlightAware that NW operated 9980 BOI-MIA on the 27th with an A330-300. What was that all about?

That was taking the University of Miami team back to Miami from the bowl game in Boise.


User currently offline4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 322 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Quoting MSNYX (Reply 15):
I took a few pics of the 747 as it is not often that we get them here in MSN

Those pics look AWESOME! In all the times over the years I've been to MSN, I've never seen a 747 there. Thanks for the great shots!



Nobody served our republic like Republic!
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21415 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Did the 4 flights race home? I'm sure the 737 lost, but do they let the 747 fly full speed domestic USA?

Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
Disclaimer: I am a Wisconsinite! Go Badgers!

"Badgers?! We don't need no stinkin' Badgers!!!!"

(if you know the movie this EXACT quote is from, you're very hip...)

Quoting MSNYX (Reply 18):
As my brother put it, "A bunch of rich old guys who give alot of money to the UW got to sit in first class."

Talk about ungrateful. How about: "rich old guys that are paying for this 747 out of their pockets got to fly first class."  Wink



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

NW9980 on 01JAN
Orlando - Madison

Scheduled
MCO2000-2200MSN
Actual
MCO2113-2248MSN

Gate:
MCO - N/A
MSN - 1





NW9980 on 02JAN is LAX-DTW

Scheduled to lv LAX 2200 ar DTW 0525+1

It'll arrive DTW at Gate A40, no info for LAX gate.

[Edited 2007-01-03 00:53:44]

User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1030 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting Sbagdon (Reply 12):
Supposedly, the DC-10s are still available for charter, after the 1/7/7 HNL retirement.

Hmm... you thinking what I'm thinking? A little A.net excursion?  smile 

Are any of the following NW DC10s still in the fleet?

N221NW
N224NW
N225NW

These are the only DC10s I've flown on. I've seen them many times besides at SEA and MSP, and I love them!


User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Pardon my ignorance, but I am curious hence I must ask... Who pays for this charter? And what would such a charter cost for MCO???

25 Post contains images VC10DC10 : Personally, I expect the taxpayers of Wisconsin paid for it. It's dem Badgers, ya know. Der worth it. (I'm from Wisconsin, too.)
26 Dazed767 : Well the wx at MCO was crap today, so I probably missed my chance at seeing a NW DC-10 move for the last time.
27 Msnyx : No clue about how much it costs, but a university gets 4.5 million for making it to a bowl like the capital one. Michigan and USC got 17 million each
28 Post contains images RC135U : Bet you have even a harder time finding brats in Japan than I do living in NJ...
29 Falstaff : Those are couple of airplanes you don't see in Madison often.
30 TVNWZ : Off topic..but, after some travel expenses, the money is divided evenly with all the schools in the team's respective conferences.
31 Dman777 : i have a question who does OU use to transport them to different games like last nights game
32 AviatorTJ : No. As far as I have seen at MSP lately, N234NW is the only one operated scheduled, and N237NW is spare. Unless there are some others hiding around t
33 Post contains links USAFHummer : After the Fiesta Bowl there were quite a few charters... Miami Air 737-800 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK654 Champion Air 727-200 http://flig
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